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Airborne Minefield Detection And Reconnaissance System (AMIDARS)
Author(s): John H. Knicker; Donna M. Nettleton
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Paper Abstract

Rapid, real-time reconnaissance of a large ground area is critical for the commander on the battlefield. It provides him with the ability to gather valuable knowledge of troop and armor movement, and tactical intelligence in any direction in a matter of minutes instead of days. A passive infrared line scanner which covers a large area in a short time will provide this effective tactical reconnaissance in the battlefield. The Airborne Minefield Detection and Reconnaissance System (AMIDARS) has been built by CAI, a Division of RECON/OPTICAL, INC., under contract to the CECOM Center for Night Vision and Electro-Optics, to meet this need. The AMIDARS Infrared Line Scan-ner (IRLS) provides three-axis stabilized, real-time, day/night imagery with a 120° Field of View (FOV). This paper discusses the essential features of the AMIDARS sensor design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1990
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1156, Airborne Reconnaissance XIII, (1 February 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.962464
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John H. Knicker, CAI, a Division of RECON/OPTICAL, INC. (United States)
Donna M. Nettleton, CECOM Center for Night Vision and Electro-Optics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1156:
Airborne Reconnaissance XIII
Paul A. Henkel; Francis R. LaGesse; Wayne W. Schurter, Editor(s)

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